Sam Rockwell

by follers on May 20, 2015

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Birth Name: Sam Rockwell

Place of Birth: San Mateo, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 5, 1968

Ethnicity: German, Irish, English, distant Dutch

Sam Rockwell is an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

He is the son of actors Penny Hess (Penelope Ann Hess) and Pete Rockwell.

Sam’s patrilineal line can be traced back to William Rockwell, who was born, c. 1591, in Fitzhead, Somersetshire, England, and to his wife, Susanna Capen. They arrived in New England in 1630.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was John Hobart Rockwell, Jr. (the son of John Hobart Rockwell and Mary Margaret Higgins). Sam’s grandfather John was born in New York. Sam’s great-grandfather John was the son of Henry Hobart Rockwell and Lavina Mitchell. Mary Margaret had Irish ancestry, and was the daughter of John M. Higgins and Mary Simon.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Phyllis V. Butler (the daughter of James Joseph Butler and Irene Mary Noonan/Harrigan). James was born in California, to Irish parents, with his father’s name being William Butler. Irene was also of Irish descent.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Chester Edward Hess (the son of John A. Hess and Katie Honold/Honald). Chester was born in Virginia. At one point, he took on the surname of his stepfather, Harry King, being as known as Chester E. King. John was born in Pennsylvania. Katie was born in New Jersey, to German parents, whose names likely were John Honold/Honald and Barbara Borst.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” Moore (the daughter of William B./D. Moore and Ruth Minnie Johnson). Sam’s grandmother Betty had also acted, and was a drama teacher. She was born in California, the daughter of parents from Ohio. William was the son of Thomas B. Moore and Rebecca Bauchey. Ruth was the daughter of Whittaker/Whitacre Johnson and Caroline Rosina Hachtel, whose parents were from Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Sources: Genealogy of Sam Rockwell – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Sam Rockwell (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Sam’s paternal grandfather, John Hobart Rockwell, Jr., on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal grandmother, Phyllis V. Butler, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal great-grandparents, James Joseph Butler and Irene Mary Noonan/Harrigan, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Sam’s paternal great-grandfather, James Joseph Butler, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Sam’s maternal grandparents, Chester Edward Hess and Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” Moore – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage announcement of Sam’s maternal grandparents, Chester Edward Hess and Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” Moore – https://www.newspapers.com

Sam’s maternal grandparents, Chester Edward Hess and Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” Moore, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Sam’s maternal grandfather, Chester Edward Hess, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Chester Edward Hess (Chester E. King) on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Sam’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” Moore – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Sam’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” Moore, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Sam’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” (Moore) Hess Davis – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Sam’s maternal great-grandparents, William B./D. Moore and Ruth Minnie Johnson – https://www.familysearch.org

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andrew December 10, 2017 at 7:47 pm

genealogy of Sam’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Lemuel Rockwell (focusing on his farher’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Rockwell-Family-Tree-2017

Sam’s patrilineal line can be traced back to William Rockwell, born c. 1591, in Fitzhead, Somersetshire, England, and to his wife, Susanna Capen. They arrived in New England in 1630.

andrew March 6, 2018 at 5:28 am

delete that link coz it’s already merged into the Sam’s Wikitree which focuses on his father’s side.

Also, anytime there’s a Wikitree genealogy, to have a better layout click “more genealogy tools” at the bottom of the page

And for Rootsweb, click “display pedigree in table format” and post that link

I hope it was helpful

andrew May 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm

I wanted to add him at some point

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